Wednesday, April 22, 2015

By The Seashore - A CAS Watercolor for Two Challenges :-)

Hi Stampers! 

I had a chance to relax and stamp into the wee hours this morning and decided to create a Clean and Simple (CAS) card with a watercolor technique for the Nance's  PP241 CAS Watercolor Challenge using this week's "summery"  CQC288 ColourQ Challenge Palette. 

Again, if you have not visited the above sites, I hope you will do so- great inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Ink the main starfish and conch shell image from the soon to be retired, By The Seashore with Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of Naturals White cardstock.  Stamp another image of each onto a piece of scrap paper or a sticky note, cut out and use these images as masks. 

Mask the two stamped images and stamp the sand dollars along with the additional starfish using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink.

Wet the paper and use a paintbrush or AquaPainter™ to apply Bermuda Bay and retired Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink to the background along with Crumb Cake Classic Ink to the shells and lower portion of the panel.  

Spritz with additional water and apply more ink as needed.

Dry the panel thoroughly with a Heat Tool and use the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker to add shadows and more definition to the shells, spritzing as needed to blend the ink.

Spritz the background lightly and stamp the large splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge using Bermuda Bay Classic Ink, clean the stamp and stamp the splatter again with Crumb Cake Classic Ink at the bottom.

Dry the panel again thoroughly with the Heat Tool and stamp the sentiment from Trust God using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink.

Use a Faber-Castell® Black Pitt Pen marker to fill in any gaps in the images and add a few highlights to the shells with the Faber-Castell® White Pitt Pen marker.

Trim the panel and mount onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock, trim again and mount onto the Whisper White card base to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: By The Seashore, Trust God, Gorgeous Grunge

Ink: Stāz-On® Jet Black, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, retired Kiwi Kiss, Faber-Castell® Black and White Pitt Pen Markers

Paper/Cardstock:  Naturals White, Whisper White, Basic Black

Accessories: AquaPainter™, Water Spritzer Bottle

Thanks again for visiting- I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!!


Beverley said...

Beautiful card & sentiment. Hugs Bev x

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Karren said...

This is a stunning card! Your background is amazing and I love those stamps - some of my favorites! Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players.

Shannean Moncrieff said...

Gorgeous card Julie! I love this set and the way that you have incorporated the water colouring is beautiful.

laurie said...

I LOVE this! It's beautiful, I love that watercolor background. The colors are perfect. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Joanne James said...

How lovely Julie - the masked shells frame the sentiment beautifully and the background is gorgeous - makes me want to go to the beach! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players again this week!

Sylvia said...

Simply a gorgeous card, Julie, I love these stamps and what you did with them! thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.

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